FOR RELEASE: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023
CONTACT: Colorado National Guard Public Affairs, 720-250-1053, email@example.com
CENTENNIAL, Colo. – The Colorado National Guard Joint Force Headquarters Force Protection element, in cooperation with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office and South Metro Fire Rescue, will conduct an active threat response exercise at the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs campus, 6848 S. Revere Parkway, Centennial, Colorado, 9 a.m.-noon, Nov. 8, 2023.
“In keeping with our motto of ‘Always Ready, Always There’ the Colorado National Guard is conducting this active shooter threat exercise to prepare our service members and employees on how to react to this sort of situation,” U.S. Army Lt. Col. Adam Cole said. “In preparation, we have been planning and partnering with Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Department and look forward to an informative and valuable training event.”
This training will evaluate force protection response procedures by simulating interactions with civilian first responders and will provide hands-on education and preparedness for DMVA employees in dealing with threat situations and evacuation.
Workers and commuters in the nearby area may witness a higher-than-normal police presence during the exercise.
Participants will use blank rounds, mainly fired indoors.
This annual training increases preparedness and is not in response to any heightened threat level or direct threat to any person or property.
To simulate a realistic training environment, this event is not open to the public.